Once I saw the Worm Scarf and having read the instruction for the ‘worms’ I thought that you can knit great fringes this way.
I begun with wristwarmers and after having finished them they looked like the sea anemones called Actinia.
Then I was hooked and knitted an Actinia headband, an Actinia ring and an Actinia brooch (see pictures below).
It is soooo much fun ;-)
And for all this items I wrote a tutorial. You can find the link below at the links.
This is the headband.
It is just possible that there are slightly too much fringes!?
My Actinia ring – cute, isn’t it?
That is the brooch. It looks great on my black overcoat.
The Actinia wristwarmers and ring can easily be worn over woollen gloves if it’s really cold.
I haven’t done the Actinia anklewarmer yet, I made the picture with my not yet sewn wristwarmer.
Looks great, doesn’t it?
unikatissima’s Englisch tutorial for Actinia (PDF – ca. 400 KB)
(with explaining photos)
unikatissima’s German tutorial for Actinia (PDF – ca. 400 KB)
(with explaining photos)
There you find instructions on how to
knit items with fringes,
add knitted fringes to finished items,
knit the wristwarmers,
knit the headband,
knit the ring,
knit the brooch and
knit an I-cord.
I also added ideas for more ways to befringe items.
Wikipedia: Sea anemones
Isn’t this puppy cute?
I barely felt any more, but with this Spot I could reconsider ;-))
At flickr: How to make a dog…
Via craftzine I found a tutorial on how to felt a needle brooch using a cookie cutter.
She used flower cookie cutters, but now, where Christmas isn’t really far away any more, we can dig out the Christmas cookie cutters: stars, moons, Christmas trees, but also hearts etc.
I couldn’t try it yet, but I intend to. And if it works (what I’m assuming ;-)), I want to try to make my own ‘moulds’ from cardboard stripes.
I’m agog ;-)
How To Needle Felt a Flower Brooch
via craftzine – How to make a felted flower:
Embellishing rocks seems to be quite popular. Some people paint them, some people embroider them, some people felt them, some people wrap them in lace, some people wrap them in polymer clay, some people crochet them and some people bead them.
And if you want them to be fragrant, check back the previous mentioned Fragrant Rocks.
I never did anything with rocks, because I’m living on sandy ground ;-)
But all those rocks rock ;-)
Painted rocks (via CraftZine)
Lace wrapped rocks (via CraftZine)
Polymer clay covered rocks
I heard somewhere about felting soap and I asked myself why one should do this!
Then I found the tutorial on how to felt soap, tried it and really enjoyed it ;-)
It is not alone the process of felting, but later the washing of my hands with my felted soap felt wonderful too! So I didn’t give it away but kept it just for myself ;-)
It is gone now and I really should felt another.